Armour Thyroid is a thyroid hormone used to treat hypothyroidism and symptoms of low thyroid levels, such as poor growth, hair loss, dry or thick skin, tiredness, fatigue, constipation, slow speech, sensitivity to cold, slow heartbeat or weight gain.
It comes as a capsule or tablet to be taken by mouth once a day before the first meal. The medicine normally takes about two weeks to have noticeable effects.
Although no common side effects have been reported, they may occur in very few cases. If you experience the symptoms such as headache, upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting, insomnia, fever, sensitivity to heat, tremor or weight loss, you should check with your doctor immediately.
Armour Thyroid may also be used to treat goiter and other medical conditions, as prescribed by your doctor.